Twining Properties gets go-ahead for Echo Bay project planning

Westfair Online   |   by Bill Heltzel

The New Rochelle City Council approved a new agreement with Twining Properties LLC on Feb. 7 to develop 12.5 acres of city property at Echo Bay.

Twining, based in New York City, has proposed a $300 million mixed-use project, called Pratt Landing, in an industrial area at the edge of downtown.

Big Central Square housing development to launch this summer

Twining Properties will soon begin construction on Mass+Main, a 285-unit apartment complex in Central Square in Cambridge after receiving approval from the city Planning Board Tuesday.

Twining Properties will soon begin construction on Mass+Main, a 285-unit apartment complex in Central Square in Cambridge after receiving approval from the city Planning Board Tuesday.

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By Tim Logan Globe Staff   |   January 25, 2017

Construction will start this summer on a long-planned apartment development in Central Square, after it won final approval from the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday.

Developer Twining Properties expects to launch work soon on Mass+Main, a two-building, 285-unit development at the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Columbia Street that will replace a garage and former medical testing facility with one of the tallest buildings in that section of Cambridge. The builders have to set aside 20 percent of units at affordable rents, partly in exchange for being allow to build 195 feet high.

Twining expects the complex will be complete in late 2019.

Cambridge’s Mass+Main Complex in Central Square Adds Apartments

Curbed Boston by Tom Acitelli, Editor

The Mass + Main complex is one of Cambridge’s more consequential developments planned or underway, and it just got bigger. Developer Twining Properties has increased the number of apartments planned for the Central Square development from 232 to 260, an increase of 12 percent. What’s more, the number of apartments designated as affordable has increased by about a half-dozen.

Mass+Main developers to seek more units before starting construction next summer

Cambridge Day by Marc Levy

Construction on the Mass+Main apartment complex won’t start in Central Square for another year, but it’s coming with even more housing than expected, with more affordable housing to match. If the developers get their special permit, construction would begin in summer of 2017 and last for two years, with Mass+Main apartments ready for move-in during the fall of 2019.

27-Story Watermark Court Square Rises One-Third of the Way to Its Final Height

New York YIMBY by Vitali Ogorodnikov

Watermark Court Square, the 27-story luxury rental building at 27-19 44th Drive in Long Island City, has risen past its tenth floor, about a third of the way to its final 282-foot height. The LEED-certified building is developed by Twining Properties, with The Ashforth Company as an investment partner. TG Nickel & Associates is the general contractor for the project, which Handel Architects designed as a slender stack of floor-to-ceiling windows set within a grid of grey and dark brown brick. Completion is expected in 2017.

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Smart growth drives development in suburban communities

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Developer Alex Twining, president and CEO of Twining Properties in New York City, noted that Westchester County has $1 trillion of built infrastructure, making it ripe for high-density development. “If we’re not doing something, we’re just wasting our money,” he said.

Twining said smart-growth developers need forward-thinking government leaders and staff “who really can work with us and think outside the box.” Like Glendening, he said zoning needs to be more flexible and adaptive, such as the form-based zoning codes adopted by New Rochelle and Yonkers that regulate the physical forms of development in an area rather than specific uses of properties.

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